Copiapite R060821

Name: Copiapite
RRUFF ID: R060821
Ideal Chemistry: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2·20H2O
Locality: Alcaparrosa mine, Tierra Amarilla, Chile
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Yellowish-brown platy aggregates associated with romerite, R060820
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ Copiapite (4) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060821
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 40% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Copiapite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Rose H (1833) Ueber einige in Südamerika vorkommende eisenoxydsalze, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 27, 309-319   [view file]

Palache C, Peacock M A, Berry L G (1946) Crystallography of copiapite, University of Toronto Studies: VI. Geological Series, 50, 9-26   [view file]

Berry L G (1947) Composition and optics of copiapite, University of Toronto Studies: VI. Geological Series, 51, 21-34   [view file]

Kashkai M A, Alijev R M (1960) The new mineral - calciocopiapite (tuciit) of the capiapite group and the characteristics of this group in general, Trudy Azerbaĭdzhanskogo Geograficheskogo Obshchestva, 1960, 49-76   [view file]

Süsse P (1972) Crystal structure and hydrogen bonding of copiapite, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 135, 34-55

Bariand P, Cesbron F, Berthelon J-P (1977) Les sulfates de fer de Saghand près de Yazd (Iran), Mémoire Hors-Série de la Société Géologique de France, 8, 77-85   [view file]

Bayliss P, Atencio D (1985) X-ray powder-diffraction data and cell parameters for copiapite-group minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 53-56   [view file]

Majzlan J, Michallik R (2007) The crystal structures, solid solutions and infrared spectra of copiapite-group minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, 71, 553-569   [view file]

Sobron P, Bishop J L, Blake D F, Chen B, Rull F (2014) Natural Fe-bearing oxides and sulfates from the Rio Tinto Mars analog site: Critical assessment of VNIR reflectance spectroscopy, laser Raman spectroscopy, and XRD as mineral identification tools, American Mineralogist, 99, 1199-1205